Our latest city guide takes us once again to the Lone Star state–this time, to its thriving capital city, Austin. From happening music and food scenes to gorgeous parks and lakes, and friendly people all around, Austin has earned bragging rights in the past few years. Where else can you find authentic honky-tonks and barbecue joints flanked by adventurous chefs churning out global fineries, plus world-class museums and galleries?
Our roster of Austin moms embodies the spirit of this entrepreneurial, go-getter city, which is pulsating with great festivals, as well as burgeoning tech, financial, real estate and design industries. Inspiring local moms like Kendra Scott, Maria Groten, and Carla McDonald lead us on a tour through their home town, to hot spots like Uchi, 2nd Street District, Estilo; or great family discovery places like the Austin Children’s Museum and Lady Bird Lake.
“Despite its explosive growth in past years, Austin still feels like that small town I remember as a child,” says Andrea McWilliams. “Live music is on every corner, local businesses are king, the environment is a priority and its people are unpretentious and tolerant.”
Style editor Anne Campbell is proud of her city’s offbeat overachiever personality. “I love that the status quo isn’t good enough for Austinites. We’re always pushing ourselves to be better at what we do, and we encourage those around us to do the same. In short, we’re wired in how to ‘keep it weird.’”
Tour this of-the-moment city with our latest city guide…and remember: Don’t Mess With Texas!